Abstract: Some reputed traditional practitioners of Sri Lanka claim that consumption of black tea brew/ infusion (BTB) of Camellia sinensis (L) O. Kuntze (Theaceae) suppresses anxiety. But this claim has not been scientifically tested and proven. This study therefore investigated the anxiolytic potential of BTB of Camellia sinensis (with Sri Lankan high grown Dust grade […]
Introduction Teucrium polium L (Ja’adeh in Arabic) is a dwarf shrub plant which grows wild in Mediterranean countries (Oran 1998). In folk medicine the tea preparation of the aerial parts of the plant is used for the treatment of abdominal colic, headache, diabetes and as an astringent (Al-Khalil 1995). In experimental animal models the aqueous […]
Traditional Usage Green tea has a long history of medicinal use in Asian countries such as India, China, Japan and Thailand (Chopade 2008) as ancient as 500 000 years ago (Hawkins 2007). The consumption of green tea as a healthful beverage is widespread in China (Hara 2001).
OVER-THE-COUNTER ZOCOR The 10-mg dose of simvastatin (Zocor) recently became available to the public in the United Kingdom (UK) without a prescription (1). The UK government hopes that the easy availability of a low-cost statin (expected to cost $1 per day) will increase the drug’s use and reduce cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in that nation. […]